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Environmental constraints on the evolution of plant genome architecture – regional and community scales perspectives

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Project Period
1/2014 - 12/2016
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Science

In the project we aim to produce simple genomic data (monoploid genome size, genomic GC content and ploidy level) for complete vascular plant flora of the Czech Republic (> 2000 species). These data will be compared with available data on plant traits and their environments using phylogeny comparative methods. Contrary to previous studies, we aim to work with environments delimited with local species communities and by species pools of regional habitats. This will enable us to consider effect of species interactions and of different spatial scales. We hope that our project significantly improves understanding the role of the environment in shaping evolution of plant genomes as well as understanding the role of plant genome architecture in determining species’ ecology. The main objectives are (i) to detect and to estimate role of the environment in the evolution of plant genomes and by selection of species with different genomic architecture, (ii) to detect functional traits through that this selection operates and (iii) to find environmental factors that are forcing this selection.


Total number of publications: 9

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